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Tree identification

Can anyone say with certainty what this species of tree this is, found in Northern Michigan? The pic was taken today. Thank you in advance.
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Identify tree with gray ridged bark and large cordate leaves

The leaves are big and the stem is thin
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What is wrong with my Cherry blossom tree?

My cherry blossom tree's trunk is not looking very healthy and the leaves at the top are being eaten :(
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What would strip the bark off a 20+ foot American Elm tree overnight?

I have a 20+ foot tall American Elm tree. I believe it was unharmed yesterday. Today the bark was stripped almost entirely around the several-inch-wide trunk and in various places up to a height of ...
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What's this tree with slightly hairy green leaves with white veins and borders?

I got a hold of this tree recently (it was in my backyard when I moved in), and want to find out what specific tree it is so I can make sure my care is appropriate. Click to expand pics: As the first ...
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Handling a Cherimoya Tree

Does anyone have any experience with Cherimoya Trees??? We have one in our backyard. Last year, it produced some decent size fruit. This year, it seems like there are more fruits sprouting, and the ...
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Birch trees with peeling bark and black area on trunks

I am wondering about my trees in our front yard. They seem to be peeling much more than others in the neighborhood and have black patches on the trunk. Any info on what I should do?
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Why would Comice pear tree stop flowering?

I bought two bare root pear trees six years ago, a Comice and a Bartlett. I bought the Bartlett primarily to serve as a pollinator for the Comice. I grew them in containers for the first year (I ...
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Grafting a lemon tree seedling

I was curious, I have a lemon tree grown from seed about 2 1/2 years ago. If I grafted it with a scion from my meyer lemon tree how long would it take to produce fruit?
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Transplanting 7 foot (large ball) Balsam Fir and Black Hills Spruce, worried about transplant shock

Looking to move 11 of these large trees (with 2-3 foot ball) onto our property (partly clay Midwest US soil) and cannot afford to have them die after transplanting. After having many transplanting ...
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Catalpa leaves drooping. Is it from too much rain or something more?

I have a five year old Northern Catalpa in my yard, zone 4B. Earlier in the summer and in prior years the leaves were held more erect, but now they are all drooping. We have had a lot of rain this ...
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Globe Willow keeps going into shock

I live in Northern Arizona and globe willows do really well around here. However, I am having the opposite problem. Mine has went into shock twice this year. The first time I trimmed the dead branches ...
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Lilac Tree Branches Suddenly Dying

I have a Japanese Lilac Tree that was fine 2 weeks ago now there is 2 dead branches and 1 that is starting to die. They are not isolated and are random, with the first near the base of the canopy one ...
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What plant is this? Might be a tree, but still a sapling. No flowers yet

Found this in my backyard, has been growing for 1-2 years.
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Cherry Tree Leaves

I noticed today the out side perimeter of the cherry tree leaves are red is this a problem? I've had the cherry tree for two months and its in the ground here in sunny La Verne CA... I have attached ...
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No leaves on tree tops. What’s wrong?

I’ve got two trees that didn’t get leaves on their tops. Should I be concerned? One is a twisted baby locust and the other is a scarlet oak tree. It did get really warm here and then freeze in the ...
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How to diagnose brown spots on dogwood leaves

We have a pink dogwood that was planted two years ago. Its leaves all have brown spots, and some leaves are quite covered with brown. It is more pronounced this year than last year. From research ...
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Plants name, help.

Does anyone know what plant is that. That seems like a lanceolate leaves to me.
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Is this evergreen with yellow branches sick?

There is an evergreen in front of my apartment. In just a few days, many of its branches have turned yellow. Last week it still looked fine. Is this expected, or is the tree sick? Is there anything I ...
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Name of this tree?

Can someone identify this tree? The top of the leaf is soft like velvet.
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Another poorly bay tree

I don't believe any of the previous sick bay tree questions have shown the same symptoms: large brown patches on some leaves. It's one of two standard bays I've got by the front door, both in pots ...
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Zone for planting a Chicago Fig tree outdoors. I am in zone 5

I have 2 Chicago fig trees and I need to know planting, soil type and zone safe to plant outdoors.
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How to prepare beds for trees if the goal is propagating and eventually transplanting many trees from those beds over time?

Related to my question How to amend clay soil to propagate trees for bare root distribution? I want to zoom out and ask a broader question, phrased in the title. I'm in Zone 5/4 and get about 1 meter ...
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Why hasn't my 15 year old tamarind tree ever borne fruit?

In my garden, there is a tamarind tree, which is 15 years old. It has never produced fruits, not even a single time. What can be the issue with it? There are around 10 coconut trees and 2 mango ...
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Raised bed for plumerias

Is it wise to transplant young plumeria trees out of containers into raised bed on concrete? We want to paint the patio floor and not have to move containers.
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Should I prune a redwood tree suckers?

I have 30 year old redwoods. One keeps sprouting a lot of suckers at ground level. All have suffered from drought in California. I have added water to help with this. Should I prune the suckers or ...
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Replanting a Bougainvillea: Need a Plan

So I had a bougainvillea that was over a walkway for decades. I had an HVAC condenser installed next to it and it was fine, then it got used a lot one year and the tree just died. Termites came in and ...
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Extra soil near an existing tree

I have a steep hill and in attempting to control erosion I built a small bricked wall (18" tall") and filled behind it with soil. The wall is within the branches of a 15 year old maple. ...
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What type of fig to plant in the Netherlands

I have a garden that I would like to grow a fig tree in, currently it already has a fig, however the fig in question doesn't make a lot of fruit and we would like to get a 2nd one that does make a lot ...
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Mulberry tree dying

new mulberry tree from grower, dying off leaves not growing and drying. Noticed 2 separate holes where its weeping on trunk Is this some boring bug? See pics
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How to fix a partially uprooted tree? Please help

A few days back due to strong winds a peepal tree(i.e. Ficus religiosa or sacred fig) was partially uprooted near my house. It is approximately at a 45° angle. It is 7-8 meters tall. Almost half the ...
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Hazelnut Tree In Front Yard, Squirrels!! Bad Idea?

My husband and I just bought our first house with two big hazelnut trees in the front yard, it surely gave us a feeling of being close to the nature, but on the other hand, there are so many chestnut ...
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Maple tree, drooping leaves. Can I help it look Fuller?

Admittedly, I'm a new first time home owner. We have this maple in our front yard (Raleigh, NC). The leaves are droopy and it looks hollowed out in the center. I've tried various watering, more water,...
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HELP - What Tree?

Does anyone know what type of tree this is? Located in Leicestershire, UK. Many Thanks, Harry
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after removal of red tip Photinia, when can I plant a new Bush/Tree?

I have had 15 large red tip photinia bushes ( 12-13 feet tall and very sick) removed, stumps were grinned, but many roots are still there. I have a plan to plant Savannah Holly's there again for ...
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What tree to plant on contaminated bonfire pit

In a marginal corner of the garden, the previous tenant had questionable bonfires, which left a very deep layer of ashes, glass, metal, plastic and ceramic bits. I have cleaned most of the coarsest ...
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How to prune a Zelkova seedling turning into a multi-trunk tree?

In October '18, I started growing several Zelkova trees from seed. One of them, pictured below, is doing remarkably well. However I'm concerned about it's branching structure. Almost immediately ...
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How to help this avocado tree?

The tree lost a lot of it leaves over the last year and the upper parts seem to be dead wood by now. However it has sprouted a lot of new branches in the bottom portion as visible on the picture. The ...
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Avocado leaf veins problem

I have 1-year old indoor avocado tree. Recetly, I noticed gray / brown spots around its veins. What is the problem and how to fix it? Avocado was firstly pruned 4 days ago. I am not sure if the ...
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Unknown tree/shrub with star shaped seedpods, white flowers

No one can seem to work out what kind of tree/shrub this is. The seedpods are a distinctive star shape, it has smooth green leaves and it has small white flowers in spring/summer. Growing in the UK. ...
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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What is this tree? Tell me please

Here is the bark I am just curious and really want to find out
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Tiny Flies eating my freshly germinated seed stems

I am trying to grow some trees, however after germination of the seeds, I place them in a "growth media" which has "bonemeal" included in it, and this seems to be what is attracting the flies. They ...
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Are blue spruce, pines, and evergreens “stable” in strong winds?

We live in a mobile home park with a closely spaced row of evergreens, pines, and a blue spruce about 85 feet away. Some people wonder if these types of trees are stable and deep-rooted in heavy winds....
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Did I ruin my lemon tree?

Hey guys I just bought a house in so cal. The backyard lemon tree was overgrown really bad. Had lots and lots of intertwined dead branches. I read online to cut the diseased branches off but I ...
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Magnolia not flowering well

My Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ flowers are not looking right. Attached photos are all new growth (in Australia, just entering Spring). Any thoughts as to the issue?
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Palm tree Queen

Why did the new middle fond of my queen palm tree drop down in a lazy position? I'm worried about them. I've got two queen palms that this issue has occurred most recently.
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Should I replace my Colorado Blue Spruces?

I have two Colorado Blue spruces, both looked to be damaged at installation. One is missing about 2 feet area of twigs near the top. They looked to have broken off during transit? The other has had ...
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Chicago Fig tree care

My daughter bought me two Chicago Fig trees and I had no idea what to do with them. They need no help in south Alabama, but south east Nebraska is a different story. They are temporary in shipping ...
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What tree is this(maybe wild tobbaco)?

A friend using a tree identification app, said it could be a wild tobacco tree. We don't know who planted it, and is not a common tree in our place. My location is Cyprus (island in eastern ...